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Dredging & Marine Construction

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Highpoints: Highpoints: • Benefts for green sea turtles • Benefts to navigation and • Expanding sea grass and the West Indian manatee.

safety. One focus is to restore communities will provide • Possible new economic “hydrodynamic processes.” nursery habitats in the opportunities from expanded • Leverages federal and Lagoon, benefting species tourist related activities state partnerships. with commercial and including scuba diving, • Environmental/wildlife recreational fshery value. snorkeling and sailing.

benefts extend to numerous endangered species, from horseshoe crabs to birds and decreasing coastal storm impacts.

6. Condado Lagoon – restoring a degraded aquatic ecosystem

Location: Northern Coast of Puerto Rico

Summary: This project will restore the degraded aquatic ecosystem in

Condado Lagoon by using dredged material from the San Juan Harbor navigation project to reestablish his- toric lagoon elevations leading to res- toration of ecosystem functions.

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